Why You’re Not Losing Weight – The Wine Edition

Sorry to be a kill joy…But if you’re not measuring wine, you’re likely over pouring.

The standard serving for wine is 5 ounces or 147 ml.

A single bottle should contain 5 glasses of wine.

Experts from the ‘Alcohol Rehab Guide’ say a the maximum amount of wine for women is 5 oz , no more than several times a week.

Although these guidelines have been revised.

The Canadian Center on Substance Use and Addiction state that no amount of alcohol is safe and recommends no more than two drinks a week for both men and women

Consider using a smaller glass so that a 5oz pour doesn’t look like mere drops.

At 7 calories per gram of alcohol, remember that alcohol is metabolized differently than proteins, carbs and fats.

Alcohol is given preferential treatment, this means your fat loss can basically be at a stand still until the alcohol is fully metabolized.

I’m not saying do NOT drink.

I’m saying be intentional with your choices.

Menopausal? I cover how alcohol affects the body in menopause in my nutrition academy along with many other relevant topics related to improving your health and weight in menopause.

Check it out here: https://shawnak.securechkout.com/nutrition-academy

PS. If you haven’t done one of my mini 5 day challenges, make sure to get started with that here.